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First Day — Sep 30, 2016

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Today is the first day the following items have appeared in Around Town. Items are generally published a maximum of five times.)


The Hermosa Elementary School PTO will meet at noon Tuesday, Oct. 4. For more information, contact Tabitha at 308­3892.


Cub Scout Pack 270 meets at 5:30 p.m. Mondays at Hermosa Elementary School, except on school holidays. For more information, contact Jarrod at 308­ 1006.


The Artesia Public Library will host three events Tuesday, Oct. 4. Mouse Time at 10 a.m. is a quiet, passive story time featuring stories, puppets, finger plays, songs, and more for parents and children to enjoy together. Craft Time will be held at 10:30 a.m. Lion Time at 11 a.m. is an active story time featuring stories, songs, dances, movements, and more for parents and children. The theme for all three events is cats. For more information, contact Erin Loveland, teen services librarian, at 746­8515.


The Ocotillo Performing Arts Center will show “The Glenn Miller Story” at noon Monday, Oct. 10. The movie and popcorn are free. For more information, call the OPAC at 746­4212.


A walk in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month will be held Thursday, Oct. 6, as a way to mourn those who have died due to domestic violence and celebrate the survivors and those working to end it. Walkers are asked to assemble at 5 p.m. at the Grammy’s House Administration Office, 811 W. Texas Ave., and wear purple. The walk to Central Park will begin at 5:30 p.m.


The Eddy County Bureau of Elections will hold the certification of absentee and early voting machines for the general election at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Eddy County Warehouse, 326 S. Canyon St., Carlsbad. Anyone wishing to witness the certification is invited to attend. For more information, call the bureau at 575­885­3383.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Around Town is intended to announce events of interest to the general public in Artesia and the immediate area. Announcements of club and nonprofit organizations, school activities, government events and church activities are generally included in Around Town.)


Roswell artist Mike Lanfor’s show “A View of the American Southwest” will be on display through today in the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center’s lobby gallery. The OPAC is open from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday­Friday and two hours prior to special events. October’s exhibit will be beaded art by Juanita Fingers.


Victory Life Fellowship will hold a car wash, weather permitting, from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Fenn’s Country Market. Cost is $10 per vehicle.


Paws and Claws will distribute spay and neuter certificates to Eddy County residents only at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Artesia Animal Shelter, 501 Paddy Wagon Way. Donations are appreciated.


The Altrusa Club of Artesia’s 15th Annual Golf Scramble will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Artesia Country Club. Entry fee is $30 plus cart and green fees. Hole in ­one and closest­ to ­the ­pin prizes available. Proceeds benefit academic scholarships for graduating high school students. To register, call the Pro Shop at 746­6732. Sponsorships or donations may be mailed to Altrusa Club of Artesia, P.O. Box 652, Artesia, N.M., 88211­0652.


A free meet and greet with Lawrence Welk Show star Ralna English will be held from 3:30­4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Senior Center. English will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20 each and may be purchased online at http://www.artesiaartscouncil.com or at the OPAC box office. For more information, call 746­4212.


The 15th Annual Artesia Quilters Guild Show is on display now through Oct. 1 at the Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center during regular business hours: 9 a.m. – noon and 1­5 p.m. TuesdaysFridays and 1­5 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call 748­ 2390.


The Artesia Community Theatre will meet to elect officers, suggest scheduling, and discuss the future of the organization at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at First Christian Church. Anyone interested is welcome.


The Ocotillo Performing Arts Center is conducting a children’s fine art drop­in class from 4­5:15 p.m. each Monday through Nov. 28. Cost is $15 per class. Children’s classes in grades K­6 are welcome. For more information, call the OPAC at 746­4212.


All Class of 2017 students or parents interested in learning more about the Chase Foundation Scholarship may attend a presentation at either 6:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, or Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the CVE Community Room. If unable to attend, contact Jennifer Urban at 746­4610 for presentation materials.


The Artesia High School Softball Boosters will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, in the Park Junior High School cafeteria.


The Band Boosters will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, in the Artesia High School Band Hall. All band parents are encouraged to attend.


The Artesia Public Schools Board of Education will hold a regular board meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, in the Lowell M. Irby Board Room at the Administration Building, 1106 W. Quay Ave. A copy of the agenda for this meeting is available at the Administration Building. The public should note this meeting is being held a week earlier than originally scheduled.


The Artesia MealSite will be taking orders for Thanksgiving pumpkin rolls from Monday Oct. 3, through Friday, Oct. 28. Rolls will be ready for pickup Monday, Nov. 21. To place an order, contact Mary or Luz at 746­6712 or come by 1313 W. Gilchrist Ave. Cost is $10 for plain, $12 for pecan.


J&J Home Care is accepting donations of slightly used walkers, wheelchairs, shower chairs or scooters for donation to those in need of durable medical equipment. Drop off Oct. 3­7 at 1301 W. Grand Ave. For more information, contact Margo Rand at 746­2892.


The public is invited to a free event at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at First Baptist Church with Jared Hall, illusionist, comedian and communicator. For more information, call 748­1308.


The Helpers Club of San Pedro Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center will host a Family Night potluck at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, for all staff, residents, family and friends. Bring a covered dish and join in the fellowship. For more information, call 365­7244.


The 18th Annual Southeast New Mexico Regional Swap Meet and Car Corral, sponsored by the Artesia Car Enthusiasts and Valley Vintage Motor Car Club of Roswell, will be held from 7 a.m. – dusk Oct. 7­8 in the parking lot of the Senior Center, corner of Second Street and Chisum Avenue. Reserved registration is $15 for both days or $20 at the gate. Public admission is free. Swap meet is for items of any kind related to motor vehicles; car corral is for vehicles for sale. For more information, contact Frank or Dorothy Hammond at 746­9477 or Dolores McCaskill at 746­ 4796.


An audition workshop for actors of all skill levels will be held from 9 a.m. – noon Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center. The workshop will cover performers’ résumés, head shots, what to wear, types and lengths of monologues, 16 bars of music, etc. For more information, call the OPAC at 746­4212.


The Paperbound and Silver Screen Book Club will return to the Artesia Public Library from noon – 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, in the meeting room. The current selection is “Under the Tuscan Sun.” Books are available for checkout now. Bring a lunch to watch the movie and discuss the selection.


The Lady Bulldog softball team will host a camp for girls in grades 1­8 Monday, Oct. 10, (Columbus Day – no school) at the Mack Chase Athletic Complex softball field. Grades 1­5 will attend from 8­11 a.m. and grades 6­8 from noon – 3 p.m. Cost is $40. Late registrations are being accepted but will not guarantee a t­shirt and/or correct size. For more information, contact Monica Reyes at 308­8140 or [email protected].